Unexpectedly strong hydrogen bonding in some tetrahydro-4,7-phenanthroline- 1,10-dione-3,8-dicarboxylic acids

David Smith, Peter J. Taylor, John Vause, Wilson S. Waring

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Abstract

Tetrahydro-1,10-dioxo-4,7-phenanthroline-3,8-dicarboxylic esters exist in the oxo-hydroxy form with a strong intramolecular O-H ⋯ O hydrogen bond; an even stronger intermolecular bond is present in the corresponding carboxylic acids which gives rise to D-type bands in the i.r. spectrum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-370
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society D: Chemical Communications
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

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